New Posts for Former MacArthur, Gates Program Officers

GATE TO ELSEWHERE: Scott Benson, who oversaw grants to blended and charter schools as a program officer at the Gates Foundation’s Next Generation Learning Model team, is now a managing partner at NewSchools Venture Fund. Another Gatesie, program manager Emily Dalton-Smith, joined Facebook in March as product manager for its K-12 education team, which is working with Summit Public Schools on software to manage project-based learning. Also, Connie Yowell, long-time director of MacArthur’s education program, is winding down her tenure there. Perhaps a new nonprofit is in her future?

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